I have added captures of Eddie as Balum in his film Jupiter Ascending to the gallery!
– Eddie Redmayne Web > Jupiter Ascending > Captures | The Film
Eddie’s newest co-star has been announced. The Hollywood Reporter shares that Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Waterston will play the role of Tina, or Porpentina, a witch who operates in the U.S.
Katherine Waterston, who appeared with Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice, has nabbed the coveted lead opposite Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff from Warner Bros.
Waterston, who is British, will play the role of Tina, or Porpentina, a witch who operates in the U.S. The setting is a switch from the Potter books, which were set in London and other parts of England.
According to Warner Bros., which made the casting announcement Monday morning, Porpentina meets magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.
David Yates, who directed of the last four Harry Potter films, will helm the project which has a screenplay by Potter author J.K. Rowling. The script is taking its cues from Newt Scamander’s Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Potter producer David Heyman is back as producer, this time accompanied by Rowling. Steve Kloves, who wrote seven out of the eight Potter movies, and Lionel Wigram are also producing.
Waterston appeared in Boardwalk Empire and had a star turn in Vice, which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. She will portray Chrisann Brennan, Steve Jobs’ girlfriend, in the upcoming Jobs biopic directed by Danny Boyle.
To learn more about Katherine check out her IMDB page.
Hello Magazine shares the good news that Eddie is one of the individuals on the Queen’s Birthday Honours to be recognized as he is being awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). Congrats to Eddie and to the others honored by the Queen!
Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch will soon have another award each to add to their growing collection after being listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The British actors, who came head to head throughout awards season, have both been recognised for their services to drama.
Oscar-winning Eddie is set to continue his incredible year with an OBE, while Benedict has been named a CBE. Although they have yet to make an official comment on the honour, both actors will likely be delighted to add yet another accolade to their vast collection of awards.
Joining the pair on the list is Twelve Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has been given a CBE, and American actor Kevin Spacey. The 55-year-old has been awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to British theatre and International Culture, leaving him feeling like “an adopted son”.
“I am honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen. I must thank the British public for being so supportive of my efforts on behalf of the Old Vic. I feel like an adopted son,” Kevin said.
The actors are among 1,163 people recognised by the Queen for their achievements, with Lenny Henry among the famous faces to be granted a knighthood.
The comedian said learning the news gave him “a lovely feeling” and was “like being filled with lemonade”.
Critcally-acclaimed singer and songwriter Van Morrison has also been given a knighthood for his services to music and tourism in Northern Ireland, the inspiration for many of his hit songs.
Sports stars made up five percent of the recipients, with former England footballer Frank Lampard named an OBE, rugby star Jonny Wilkinson awarded a CBE for his dedication to rugby union, and England women’s football captain Casey Stoney named an MBE.
Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Edwards has also been awarded a knighthood for his long service to the game.
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne says he is “hugely delighted” at being cast in the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off – and described JK Rowling as a “genius”.
The 33-year-old said he is “thrilled” to star in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, a screenplay written by Rowling, after it was announced earlier this week that he is set to play Newt Scamander in the new Warner Bros film.
Speaking to the Standard last night, he said he enjoyed the original Harry Potter novels and “always loved that world”.
He said: “I’m hugely excited, JK Rowling’s a genius, I am so thrilled to be a part of it but I can’t say a single word beyond that…I’ve always loved that world and I feel thrilled to be invited into it.”
Speaking at a dinner in his honour at Quaglino’s in Mayfair in his capacity as international ambassador for Omega, he said he has been enjoying some “gentle downtime” with wife Hannah Bagshawe.
Since they got married in December, Redmayne has been busy filming and named best actor at the Oscars for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.
He said: “I have been in New York for a few days, I’ve just finished a film about three weeks ago and it’s the first time in a long while that Hannah and I have had a moment of freedom, so we’ve been on holiday recently…I’m sort of gently starting workon this new film. So getting stuck in, but also it’s slightly more gentle after the, a bit of sort of gentle downtime.”
He declined to comment on how Bagshawe, who had her arm in a plaster cast, injured herself, but she is understood to have damaged it falling off a horse.
She kept her arm hidden when posing for photographers.
Thrilled that Eddie Redmayne will be starring in Fantastic Beasts. He'll be a perfect Newt Scamander!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 3, 2015
Eddie & Hannah are in New York City where last night they attended a dinner hosted by OMEGA to honor Eddie as the new International Ambassador.
– Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > June 4 | OMEGA Host VIP Dinner Celebrating New International Ambassador Eddie Redmayne
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According to the Hollywood Reporter it is official … Eddie will star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Eddie Redmayne is about to find out where to find J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts come from, with the actor signing on to star in the forthcoming prequel to the successful Harry Potter series of books.
Redmayne will play Newt Scamander, the foremost magizoologist of the world of the Wizarding world introduced in Rowling’s series of best-selling novels and subsequent feature films. Scamander will be at the center of the new movie, searching the world for new magical creatures to discover and catalog in his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will become a textbook used by Harry and friends in Hogwarts school in years to come. (The Hollywood Reporter noted that Redmayne was a frontrunner for the role in April.)
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Warner Bros. president of creative development Greg Silverman said that Redmayne had “emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors,” adding that the studio was “thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance.”
Rowling moved into screenwriting for the project, making her debut on Fantastic Beasts, which will be directed by David Yates, who directed the final four entries into the Harry Potter series. Producers on the project include Rowling, David Heyman, Lionel Wigram and Steve Kloves, who worked on the scripts for all but one of the Potter movies.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled for a Nov. 18, 2016 release in 3D and IMAX.
OMEGA has released a press release announcing Eddie as their newest International Ambassador!
LONDON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
He is undoubtedly one of the world’s most exciting young talents, and now Eddie Redmayne has joined OMEGA as an International Ambassador. Selected for his remarkable acting skills and distinguished style, he is a superb addition to OMEGA’s already impressive ambassador family.
Eddie has risen to stardom in recent years with unforgettable performances both on stage and in film. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2013 for his performance in Red, and followed with film roles in Les Miserables and My Week With Marilyn. He gained global recognition in 2014 for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the renowned bio-pic The Theory Of Everything, for which he won the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
He reunited with director Tom Hooper for his upcoming role in The Danish Girl.
Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Eddie to the OMEGA family. He brings true elegance and integrity, and is incredibly humble about his success – something that sits perfectly with the OMEGA spirit. We very much look forward to working together.’
Eddie himself is also thrilled by the opportunity, remarking – ‘I have worn OMEGA for a number of years, so to be made an official ambassador for the brand on a global level is very exciting. To join a brand whose own credentials include the only watch to be officially certified by NASA, and the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games is an honour.’
Along with George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Rory McIlroy, and Cindy Crawford, Eddie Redmayne is the next big name to join OMEGA. The British actor is the first signing since McIlroy in 2013.
Last night was the NBC Special for Red Nose Day and here is a clip featuring Eddie.
U.K. stars Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson lend Seth a hand at Red Nose Day
Variety shares that Eddie is participating in the Red Nose Day special coming next week from NBC.
A gaggle of A-listers will soon be going red.
Eddie Redmayne, Retta, Olivia Wilde and “Game of Thrones” cast members Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Iwan Rheon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Addy, John Bradley, Rose Leslie, Alfie Allen and Charlotte Hope have joined “Red Nose Day,” NBC’s live televised drive aimed at helping 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty.
This is the first time the drive has been done in the U.S., although it’s a big hit across the pond, where it has raised more than $1 billion over the past 30 years. Richard Curtis is an executive producer for the NBC telecast (a Universal Television production), along with Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted Productions. Henrietta Conrad and Lily Sobhani will also serve as executive producers, as will Mike Farah, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell from Funny or Die. Hamilton is set to direct.
The event airs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET May 21 on NBC. Viewers may also play along at home. Through May 30, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores will sell red noses for $1, with proceeds going to the Red Nose Day Fund.